Now in its 11th year, North America’s largest festival of new Japanese cinema returns to serve up a slice of the best and boldest titles from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and much more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics, and breathtaking animation, JAPAN CUTS 2017 promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike.
Included in the lineup is their Documentary Focus section, which includes three great recent docs: Resistance at Tule Lake, about the history of resistance by Japanese-Americans from within the Tule Lake internment camp during WWII; A Whale of a Tale, a documentary that examines both sides of the clash between the whale fishermen in Taiji, Japan and the foreign activists protesting them in the wake of the 2009 documentary The Cove; and Tokyo Idols, an examination of the culture and industry of idol worship in Japan since the 1990s.
Tokyo Idols will be showing Friday July 14th at 6:30pm; A Whale of a Tale will be showing on Saturday July 15th at 7pm with director Megumi Sasaki; and Resistance at Tule Lake will be showing on Wednesday July 19th at 6:30pm with director Konrad Aderer
The festival will be running from July 13th to the 23rd and tickets are $14 for Japan Society non-member tickets, $10 for members, $11 for seniors, and $11 for students. All screenings will be at 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017.
For more information, visit http://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/film/japan-cuts-2017